Mega EPA/DHA 120 softgels by Life Extension

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), could help battle neuro-inflammation in glaucoma patients and, therefore, improve visual acuity (VA) and visual field (VF) within 3 months, according to the results of a new study.

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The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by the diet and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in coldwater fish (and fish oil), perilla and flaxseed oils, are essential elements of a healthy diet. Omega-3 oils contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in the typical Western diet, which is filled with foods containing high amounts of omega-6 fats.97 EPA and DHA can be synthesized in the body from ALA, but EPA and DHA synthesis may be insufficient under certain conditions and for most people that consume Western diets.

Most Americans and citizens of other Western nations consume far too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and not enough omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In fact, some Western diets consist of 20 parts of omega-6 to only one part of omega-3. For optimum health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:1 and 4:1.100

Studies associate the Mediterranean diet — rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids such as that found in olive oil, and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs — with cardiovascular health and increased life span.101-109 Other studies support omega-3’s importance in cardiovascular health.110-112

Molecularly distilled MEGA EPA/DHA contains twice as much EPA and DHA as most commercially available fish oil capsules.

Mega EPA/DHA

720 mg EPA, 480 mg DHA 120 vegetarian capsules

Item Catalog Number: 00625

Suggested Use

Take two (2) softgels one to three times daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 60
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 20  
Calories from Fat 20  
Total Fat 2 g 3%†
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%†
Vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols) 4 IU 13%
Fish Oil Concentrate
Yielding: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
2000 mg
720 mg^
480 mg^
**
**Daily Value not established.
†Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
^Gas Chromatography by A%.
Other Ingredients

Highly refined fish oil concentrate (anchovy, sardine), gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob color, rosemary extract.

 

 

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Vision In Glaucoma

Neuro-rescuing glaucomatous damage

Glaucoma is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease that is the second most common cause of blindness in the world. All available treatment is focused on lowering IOP to slow the progression of the disease, with no current therapy to reverse visual field loss or improve visual acuity available. Therefore, in this article, the authors describe the use of high dose omega‐3 fatty acids to combat the neuro‐inflammation in glaucoma patients, thereby improving visual acuity and visual field in glaucoma patients.

Full Text paper attached. See link below.

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), could help battle neuro-inflammation in glaucoma patients and, therefore, improve visual acuity (VA) and visual field (VF) within 3 months, according to the results of a new study.

Glaucoma is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive death of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and loss of RGC axons in the optic nerve. It has a long slow course with an unpredictable rate of progression. It is the second most common cause of blindness globally. In 2010, there were 61 million people worldwide with glaucoma, 25 million of who live in Europe, and these numbers are expected to increase 30% by the year 2020.

During the last 20 years, controlled clinical trials have shown that lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) is an effective way to slow progression of glaucoma damage. All available treatments focus on lowering IOP to slow the progression of the disease. The mean loss of VF tests in untreated adults with primary open angle glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma, is 0.5–1.0 dB/ year and the IOP lowering therapy slows the untreated rate of progression by 50–60%.2 There is no therapy that reverses glaucomatous VF loss or improves VA... until now.

... the positive clinical improvements obtained in this pilot study [are] striking, and they demonstrate the value of high doses of EPA and DHA for neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in glaucoma patients.

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids could help treat glaucoma

 

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